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Means Of Ascent Vol 2 Lyndon Johnson Vintage USA
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 199207
  • Antal sidor: 1
  • Vikt i gram: 800
  • ISBN10:067973371X
  • ISBN13:9780679733713

Means Of Ascent Vol 2 Lyndon Johnson Vintage USA

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Beskrivning:

Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new -- the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.



"Caro burns into the reader's imagination the story of the [1948 Senate] election. Never has it been told so convincingly. And never has it been told so dramatically, with breathtaking detail piled on incredible development.... It is thrilling because of the research. And it is thrilling because you find yourself, against all better judgment, rooting for Johnson.... In The Path to Power, Volume I of his monumental biography, Robert A. Caro ignited a blowtorch whose bright Hame illuminated Johnson's early career. In Means of Ascent he intensifies his Hame to a brilliant blue point."

-- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"Brilliant. No brief review does justice to the drama of the story Caro is telling, which is nothing less than how present-day politics was born."

-- Henry F. Graff, Professor of History, Columbia University"Riveting ... explosive... Caro's treatment achieves poetic intensity."

-- Paul Gray, Time

"Caro has a unique place among American political biographers. He has become, in many ways, the standard by which his fellows are measured. Caro's diligence [and] ambition are phenomenal... a remarkable story... epic."

-- Mark Feeney, The Boston Sunday Globe

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